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Southern Green Beans with Potatoes and Turkey

This southern style side dish is packed with flavor and paired with tender potatoes and ground turkey. 
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Southern
Keyword Southern Green Beans with Smoked Turkey
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Author I Heart Recipes


  • 2 lb fresh green beans washed & trimmed
  • 1 lbs smoked turkey legs
  • 64 oz water, chicken broth, or turkey broth
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 4-5 medium russet potatoes peeled & chopped
  • 2 tsp seasoning salt
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper


  • Start off by placing the smoked turkey into a large pot.
  • Pour the broth or water into the pot, then turn the heat to high.
  • Let the turkey cook until it's nice and tender, then remove it from the pot. Be sure to NOT drain the liquid from the pot. We will use it!
  • Shred or dice up the turkey meat. Make sure to remove all the bones, and skin.
  • Now toss the green beans, smoked turkey, onions, and garlic into the pot with the liquid.
  • Sprinkle in the seasonings, and stir the ingredients.
  • Cook for about 10 minutes, then add in the potatoes.
  • Cook until everything is nice and tender, or cook to your preference.
  • Serve and enjoy with cornbread